Thursday 22 March 2018

Found ruled out of Coronation Cup date


Found will miss the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup at Epsom on Friday week following her run at the weekend.

Last year's Breeders' Cup heroine has already had three races in 2016, the latest coming on Sunday when she was second to Fascinating Rock in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien is likely to give her one more outing before she has a summer break, with an autumn campaign then on the agenda.

"I think it is fair to say she will have other plans after her run on Sunday at the Curragh," said Coolmore's UK representative Kevin Buckley.

"She will skip Epsom unfortunately and probably have one more run in the summer, then we will give her a break and bring her back for an autumn campaign."

O'Brien is unlikely to be represented in the Group One, sponsored by Investec, as his two other entries, Bondi Beach and Highland Reel, are also unlikely runners.

"Bondi Beach, has run recently and we will probably wait until mid-June with him. Highland Reel has run twice this year and has got a lot of air miles already and will probably not be totally ready to run in 10 days time," said Buckley.

Postponed is as short as 4-6 favourite in the ante-post market to pick up a third Group One triumph and he had a spin round Epsom during the 'Breakfast With The Stars' event.

The five-year-old colt delighted his trainer Roger Varian with the way he handled the switchback track.

"You would have seen by his work he didn't do anything crazy this morning, it was a sensible work-out but it gave him a feel of the contours of the track," said Varian.

"He is a very good work horse. He carries a lot of condition and would go through the motions at home very well, but you have got to work him hard to give him a work out. I love just bringing him for a day out.

"His demeanour back in the stables after he worked he grew an inch and he got his blood pumping."

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